Celebrating the impact and journey of people in the Recovery Community
To celebrate the impact and journey of people in the recovery community, Minds of Men is hosting its second Annual Recovery Ball. The ball will be held Friday, December 4-5, 2015 at 9:00 PM -1:00 AM (EST) at Temptations Night Club, 218-220 West Chelten Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19144.
To prepare the Cinderellas and Cinderfellas for the celebration, Minds of Men founders Derrick McKnight and Rob Hayes collected suits, gowns and shoes to outfit party goers for the ball. Community supporters are donated.
“With the purchase of a ticket, you get to pick out a gown or a suit, said Hayes. “(This is a way to help participants) prepare to prosper. Beyond the ball, men can use their suits to go on job interviews.” For many of the ladies who never went to prom, to wear a gown and go to a big dance means a lot to them.
The Recovery Ball provides an evening of food, fun and fellowship featuring an awards ceremony, fashion show, comedy showcase, vendors, contests and more. This party has a purpose. The awards segment will recognize the work of community leaders who are giving back and strengthening the community. Honorees include Vanessa Fields of District Council 47, TD Bank and Why Not Prosper among others. The ball will address empowerment goals of developing a voting base and getting job leads through the information vendors and networking opportunity.
Those attending may be recovering from any of a range of circumstances–substance abuse, or a mental or physical condition. According to McKnight, the take-a-way message for the ball and for the organization Minds of Men is, “Be a blessing to someone else.”
Founded in 2006, Minds of Men is a nonprofit spiritual organization whose primary purpose is to educate, motivate, liberate, and empower men, women, and children spiritually, mentally, physically and socially. They conduct presentations, lectures, workshops, and seminars at many recovery and mental health programs throughout Philadelphia and the surrounding areas. To learn more about Minds of Men, the Recovery Ball or offer support go to http://mindsofmen.org or email [email protected].